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If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 73,603 People

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    I self harm As soon

    as my parents left the house that was the first thing that I did… I desperately need the numb feeling that it brings because without it my mind wanders to things like death, mine to be precise… I almost overdosed again A few days ago, my depression is coming back extremely...
    love11915 love11915 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Nuclearsoultheory125 Nuclearsoultheory125 31-35, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I fight this empty feeling every day.

    I've never truly been happy before with my life or anything in it. I feel so lost, like I'm drifting. I always have a series of plans though and I'm extremely smart so maybe I'll create a life that I can be happy living. But I have this feeling that even when I get there I won't...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm so sick of feeling this way,

    in sick of feeling like I don't matter. I go to work, everyone hate me there, I work hard and it never ever gets appreciated. Then I come home to a boyfriend that I feel like doesn't always appreciate me. It's like on and off with him, and I'm so sick of it. Anywhere I go I can...
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 21 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I haven't been this depressed in a long time -

    probably a year. It's so bad and I have no idea what to do. I'm in a new town, I have no friends here, and now my boyfriend is going through some things that are affecting me. I'm literally alone 24/7. And the pain I feel is unbearable. I have no interest in anything and I just...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    What songs do you listen to

    when you are depressed? I listen to welcome to my life and wake me up when September ends :)
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    "I doubt, therefore I think,

    therefore I am." ~ Rene Descartes
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Feeling pretty down right now,

    nothing seeming to cheer me up...send some love my way please!
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm unsure, I was basically stood up today,

    traveled 45 minutes only to have her say she's not home. And being stood up doesn't matter but it's this numbing idea that maybe I'm just going to be alone forever. I'm way too critical of myself and in a sense hate myself. I can't be mad at her as we met online but I'm so...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if I

    even have feelings..
    iidontknowtbh iidontknowtbh 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's been so long since I could look at myself,

    and tell myself that I was sincerely happy. It's been so long since I actually felt alright, since I felt wanted, since I felt, desire to live. I attempted suicide on may 23rd 2014, and I think about it everyday. I can't decide if it scared me so much that I'll never try...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 24 mins ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    http://reluvworld.tumblr.

    com/post/138703905148/12-ways-in-which-you-might-be-preventing-yourself
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    or excessive sweating. Does anyone else in the UK suffer from this?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 32 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    The future cause and trigger

    http://theglobalelite.tumblr.com/post/138713261717/us-japan-canada-australia-and-8-other-countries
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I want to pretend the pain doesn't exist.

    I want to forget everything that has ever hurt me. All the things you've said, and all the things I know you haven't said. All the painful truths and even the more painful lies. I want the thoughts to stop. I don't want to see these scenarios that I've made up in my head, for...
    Morgenlicht Morgenlicht 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    TheBetterMe TheBetterMe 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Hey! Why are you so hard on yourself?

    Don't you know how beautiful and lovely you are? What do you mean I lie? :/ Hey I'm no liar! You're the one lying to yourself! saying, "I ain't good enough, no one love me, no one cares, I'm no good, everyone else is better than me!" STOP IT will yah? I'm sure somebody...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I live in a state that I hate.

    I moved here and brought my father in hopes of reuniting my family. It's all went wrong. I'm stuck. And the woman I met online and thought I loved has been a disappointment. I feel so ******. I am not suicidal but I don't know where to go. I've basically given up. HELP!!! I...
    protagnot protagnot 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Isn't it interesting how,

    eventually, a person can fight this battle so long that they can predict every move the enemy will make? More interesting is that even knowing this, I sometimes choose the wrong weapon or stance to defend myself...it's as though I want the blow to occur...I crave the pain, the...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Cause I'm bi and no one understand

    why cause I'm a handsom man well I was raped as a kid by some kids and instead of hurting me it made me love it
    dickfeind69 dickfeind69 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have one friend. One.

    I don't even tell her everything. I didn't tell her when I hooked back up with my ex/best friend. Then I left him again. I'm too depressing to make anyone suffer through it. He said he was okay with me telling him everything, about suicidal thoughts, but I could tell it was...
    Hypocritical1 Hypocritical1 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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